Feb 13, 2013 7:00am PST
later in the show. right now we want to go to vatican city in rome where nbc's anne thompson has more on the first appearance from pope benedict xvi since his announcement that he's stepping down at the end of the month. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. this is ash wednesday. it's usually a somber day in the catholic church. there's a celebratory air here in vatican city as the pope begins what some are calling his farewell tour. this morning, the public getting its first chance to express their appreciation for pope benedict since announcing his abdication. with the end of his papacy days away. a church famous for its rituals, vatican officials are working without a script as benedict moves into retirement. what are you going to call pope benedict once he steps down? >> i don't think he will be the pope emeritus. one of his other titles is the bishop of rome. he will probably be the americas bishop of rome. >> reporter: showed a flare for fashion, earning the nickname the prada pope. this monastery is being renovated for pope benedict. it will have a library for
Feb 14, 2013 2:05am PST
took another poll recently and they talked about which city in america has the worst commute, the worst traffic. . you know which one it is? >> you guys did not win. everybody in california constantly complains about how much time you spend on the road. washington, d.c. i think was the city that won. hoda? >> yes. . let's see. number two is the d.c. area. three is san francisco. l.a. is listed as the city with the second worst traffic. >> so why is it washington, d.c.? >> i don't know. >> it's not great traffic and i'm not used to it. in new york it's easy to walk from place to place. now we understand about what you all call the 405. what you guys call the 101. and the 10. the 10. >> all of them. they had this great snl sketch. have you guys seen this one? what's it called? californians. oh, my god. i didn't get it until i saw this skit. take a look, you guys. >> what are you doing with rosa? >> dude, i was just teaching her some english free of charge. >> she works for me. don't you get it. don't you get enough action from malibu county? >> it's okay, stewart. i was leaving, anyway. i
Feb 19, 2013 7:00am EST
brother is watching the red. and another issue here. many of these states and cities actually have a private company running the red lights and that private company shares the revenue with the city. in some cases, these companies have actually lost their contracts because they were found to not be calibrating the lights properly and also because they were found to be, in some cases, paying off members of city council. so, there's a lot of controversy here across the country. s savannah? >> that ought to burn people up to hear that. tom costello, thank you very much. you support red light cameras, is that it? >> the speeding cameras are too pervasive perhaps. >> let's talk about the weather. >> let's do that. >> let's go outside and head for al, who has a check on the weather. >> does it have anything to do with the fact that you have a lead foot? >> i'm just saying, i don't think i always do, but anyway -- >> he's very tall. >> yeah. >> the car is small. >> i don't know. >> anyway, let's not worry about david's illegality. in fact, let's show you what's happening here in the east.